Sepherosa Ziehau posted some information on a project for anyone interested: ACPI Collaborative Processor Performance Control. It’s an extension of p-state power management, and he’s already done a lot of groundwork to support that in DragonFly.
CDBUG is meeting today, at 6:45 PM at INOC, 80 State St., Albany. The speaker will be Jonathan Capra talking about DNS solutions other than BIND.
There’s been a bugfix-release to the release version of DragonFly, bringing it to 4.2.4. This is to fix a rare crash on issuing ‘shutdown -h now’. If you haven’t had this problem, there’s no rush to upgrade.
There’s some meaty reading this week, so get settled in and start clicking.
- Haunted Machines An Origin Story. I love this sort of intersection of ideas. (via)
- Our Friends, the Bots. (via previous)
- Futures of Text. Why wasn’t this ever done at the command line, too? (via previous)
- Cybernetic Serendipity.
- The Verge’s Web Sucks. A followup to “The Mobile Web Sucks” that I linked to previously.
- How Does Level Generation Work In Brogue? The animated gifs work very well here.
- Surfing the Internet from My TRS-80 Model 100. (via)
- The Itanium processor, parts 2, 3, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Here’s part 1 if you missed it last week. Windows-centric, but probably still interesting for the hardware.
- Ever wonder why they used “that key”? (via EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- Pronunciation guide for UNIX. (via)
- Forgotten Quests from the golden age of adventure games.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Cartozia Tales. It’s a comics series where different comics artists start a story, then hands the story off to a different writer and artist for each issue after that. I’ve been getting individual issues as they make them, and I want more people to subscribe, so they can get enough cash to print the last few issues. (Independent comics is a hard business.) Order the complete series, for yourself or as a unique present for a smaller person.
I missed this because it was only on the completely separate and rarely updated “News” section of the BSDNow site, but: they are selling a BSD shirt, for hitting the second year of production. It is only available this month. Proceeds go towards new equipment. (noticed via)
(There’s no DragonFly on their shirt… will they make a “The Unusual BSDs” shirt and put DragonFly on there?)
Terse link week!
- From distribution to project.
- Using OpenBSD as a FreeBSD Router. (via)
- More C2K15 reports on Undeadly.
- A new OpenBSD Foundation donor.
- OpenBSD now defaults to remote root logins permitted – with key.
- Quakecon runs on BSD. (via)
- BSD Magazine for I assume August.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/07/27.
- LibreSSL 2.2.2 is out.
- PC-BSD 10.2-RC1 Now Available.
- FreeBSD 10.2-RC2 Now Available. No, wait, RC3.
- Lumina Desktop 0.8.6 Released!
- BSDCan 2015 trip report from Mark Linimon.
The 101st BSDNow episode has the normal arrangement of news, plus an interview with Adrian Chadd after he made a decision he will regret forever.
Francois Tigeot has updated i915 support to match what’s functionally in Linux 3.16. Accelerated video on Broadwell chipsets is now fully supported, plus a bunch of other changes mentioned in his commit message.
If you are around New York City tonight at 6:45, make your way over to the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, at 140 E 27th St., to hear Brian Callahan present the newest OpenBSD things.
If you are running DragonFly-master, there have been fixes for a wrong uname (my fault) and initrd image booting with encrypted drives. Update if you are running on the bleeding edge, if you haven’t already.
If you are sure you don’t need to look at your boot menu for very long in DragonFly, you can make it zip by quickly.
I managed to be on the road and so did not post about the milestone 100th episode of BSDNow, which has an interview with Sebastian Wiedenroth about both pkg and pkgSrcCon, along with all their other news.
I’m glad to see 100 episodes together of a video podcast for BSD; if you had asked me a few years ago if that was possible, I’d have dismissed the idea. Not for lack of news, obviously, but because I didn’t think anyone would have that level of dedication. Investing time and care is what sets people apart, and they’ve done it.
Be ready for the latent craziness in some of the links for this Lazy Reading episode.
- Unix Meets Prime Numbers.
- The Itanium processor, part 1: Warming up.
- Google INTERCAL Style Guide. (via)
- Before Spelunky and FTL, There Was Only ASCII. “Procedural Death Labyrinths” sounds fun. (via)
- How Pinterest simplified, compartmentalised and scattered the web.
- “actually a hat“.
- GMO biology transformed by “Inventor of Email”. There’s a reason that last part is in quotes.
- What’s Wrong With the Internet and How We Can Fix It: Interview With Internet Pioneer John Day. A 6-month interview. (via)
- Running TSS/8 on the DEC PiDP-8/i and SIMH. It’s not just a software simulation; it’s a Raspberry Pi inside a PDP-8 shell. The front panel actually works. (thanks, Remy van Elst!)
Your off-topic movie link of the week: The Fabulous World of Jules Verne. (via an internet cult.) Originally titled Invention For Destruction and released by a Czech director, then subtitled to English. Looks like a strange mix of steampunk content and Monty Python-style animation. That may seem only mildly interesting until you notice it was filmed in 1958.
It’s an unexpectedly diverse list this week.
- The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn’t. The best explanation for the much-linked OpenSSH story last week: PAM is the problem.
- pfSense 2.2.4 is released.
- OPNsense 15.7.4 Released.
- A week of pkgsrc #11.
- The 2015Q2 FreeBSD status report is out.
- FreeBSD 10.2-RC1 Now Available.
- Introducing BSDHistory, and how it is set up.
- BSD Graphics.
- What BSD do you use, and for how long have you been using it and how?
- NetBSD on the Nvidia Jetson TK1 (via)
- A new fancy FreeBSD boot screen.
- Switching a static blog to OpenBSD’s new httpd server. (via)
- Three new c2k15 reports on Undeadly: one, two, three.
- HardenedBSD Completes Strong ASLR Implementation.
- FreeBSD on the c720. (via)
- Yay cross–pollination.
- Fixing the GPT booting bug with FreeBSD and some Thinkpads. Also, asking Lenovo for a BIOS fix. (thanks, Warren Block)
- pkgsrc-2015Q2 binary packages for illumos now available.
- Anyone here use DragonFly? Not an ‘other’ BSD, but this was a good place to put the link.